This Week's Critics Picks

The Living Barge, In the Mood for Love, and LTJ Bukem top our list.


Part eco-art project, part eco-education field trip (and, if you time it right, part picnic, boat ride, and/ or Earth Day expedition), the Living Barge, "alive" through the month of April on the Duwamish River, is an evocative site-specific installation created by Sarah Kavage and Nicole Kistler. For exact location, viewing spots, and more information, see LAURA CASSIDY


In Wong Kar-wai's lushly romantic 2000 film, In the Mood for Love, Maggie Cheung and Tony Leung play an adulterous twosome in '60s Hong Kong who gradually realize their respective spouses are cheating on them. Their attachment seems all the stronger for its doomy indecision. Central Cinema, 1411 21st Ave., 206-686-6684. $5. 7 and 9:15 p.m. Wed., April 19–Sun., April 23. BRIAN MILLER


Celebrating 13 years of his Good Looking label is drum and bass DJ-producer LTJ Bukem, whose eerily elegant tunes laid the groundwork for today's liquid funk. A genre anomaly, Bukem's longtime MC Conrad has beautiful things to say, and knows when to say them. Chop Suey, 1325 E. Madison St., 206-324-8000, $15. 9 p.m. Fri., April 21. RACHEL SHIMP

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